We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovksy has warned that the European Union is on its way to becoming another Soviet Union. When people who have worked on higher levels in the EU system note similarities as well, it is time people start taking this idea seriously.
I think people are learning that the best way to destroy liberty is incrementally, from within, working in and around democratic processes, rather than by force of revolutionary arms or invading armies. It's always "for your own good" or "for the greater good," and they always take your guns away first, in case people get cranky about being turned into sheep. This isn't paranoid: I don't think these folks are usually malevolent in intent, but malevolent in effect. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and there is a thin line between the Nanny State and authoritarianism, as Tony Blair has amply demonstrated.
Similarly, would-be invaders of nations have learned that it is more effective to do so via immigration than with arms. After all, if a million people try to cross a border with weapons they'll get shot, but if a million cross a border unarmed they will lay out a red carpet for you.
What makes you think it's any different in the U.S.? The Democrats in Congress appear ready to jettison all restraints imposed on their power by the Constitution.
Beyond the perils posed by the Democrats in Congress and some of their Republican allies, much of corporate America is also ready to jettison our Constitutional freedoms, moral values, and traditional "common" sense in the name of profits and public relations.
It's not unusual for a Bill Gates-type billionaire to actively support some rather ugly Left-wing causes such as abortion, as well as to dump as much as he legally can into the support of Left-wing politicians. A list of corporate donations will turn up a lot of fifth column Marxist-lite groups more than happy to bask in the largesse of the business world.